In recognition of Black History Month, today Mayor Kokoros honored Harold Randolph for his dedicated service and commitment to helping others in our community.
Harold was the first Black Town Official who was elected to the Braintree Board of Health, Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees, Braintree Board of Selectmen and the Braintree Town Council. In addition, Harold also served as a Fair Housing Committee Member, Town Meeting Member, Personnel Board Member and volunteered his time to various local community groups.
Harold attended his last meeting as a Braintree Town Councilor on December 15, 2009 after leaving a lasting impact on our community while serving the residents of Braintree for decades on numerous boards and committees. At that Town Council meeting his fellow Town Councilors commended him on his career of public service and honored him as someone who has served the Town with honesty and integrity. “I’ve known Harold for a long time, and I consider him to be a friend,” said Mayor Kokoros who was the District 1 Town Councilor at the time. “He has had a huge impact on the Youth Center. Thank you for your service, and I appreciate your friendship.” (Braintree Forum, Robert Aicardi, December 2009)
When Harold got out of the Navy, he made the commitment to himself that he was going to do whatever he could to help the community and he certainly lived true to that commitment. In honor of all of Harold’s contributions to Braintree Mayor Kokoros has declared today as Harold Randolph Day, thank you for all that you have done for our community. “Harold played an important role in Braintree’s history and I consider it a privilege to honor him today,” said Mayor Kokoros.